Thermal Management

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  • Thermal Management for Heavy Vehicles with Exa
    Keeping Their Cool: Simulation-Based Thermal Design for Construction Vehicles by Dave Mukutmoni With their low velocity operation, frequent idle states, and increasing use of onboard...
  • Underhood Airflow
    Overheating could cause permanent damages to engines. Oversized radiators are usually used to ensure that engines could be cooled down in time, on the track. On the other hand, we want to minimize...
  • Automotive Infotainment System
    Today’s infotainment system is the brain of a modern vehicle as it provides its operating information and the information on its surroundings. It helps the driver navigate and operate the vehicle...
  • Brake rotors are a prime target for light-weighting. Why? For starters they are heavy, around 21 lbs per wheel for a large sedan. This mass has a significant rotating inertia which needs to be...
  • The most far-sighted automotive companies are taking advantage of increasingly cheap computing power to leverage simulation work more heavily in their vehicle development. The technology behind...
  • Engine manufacturers face increased regulatory requirements to Improve air quality
    Air quality affects everyone. To continue the trend of already improving air quality in the EU, the limits for particulate matter and NOx will be reduced again by the Stage 5 regulations which start...
  • Exa's Dr. Paul Stewart discusses the importance of 3D visualization  for vehicle engineers and designers
    Carmakers are continually trying to produce new and exciting designs which appeal to a wide range of customers. At the same time, they’re having to meet increasingly stringent rules and...
  • The Importance of Integrated Design Simulation and Visualization Tools
    Exa's Dr. Paul Stewart discusses how automotive engineering and design studios can communicate through simulation and visualization to realize the full aerodynamic, thermal and acoustic potential...
  • Car makers are working feverishly to bring on-board the smartphone capabilities that buyers want
    The battle for the dashboard is intensifying. Car makers are working feverishly to bring on-board the smartphone capabilities that buyers want while trying to limit access to digital giants such as...
  • Early thermal evaluation through simulation can help identify optimum efficiency early in the development process
    Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines are seldom short of excess heat. In fact, Exa’s PowerFLOW® simulation software is often used by the world’s leading car manufacturers...
  • Simulation offers the hard numbers, provides exact insight into the cause or "why" certain results occur. Exa Corporation's Dr. Ales Alajbegovic explains how simulation-driven design...
  • Global competition for market share is fierce in the automotive industry. Automotive manufacturers work hard to make their vehicles attractive to consumers to suit tastes and meet regulations in a...
  • It’s July, and getting hotter every day. Spending time in the car can provide a welcome respite from the soaring temperatures outside. That said, a car’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (...
  • As part of traditional product development, car manufacturers build a fleet of pre-production vehicles in special facilities, incurring a huge level of cost – easily in excess of $1 million per...
  • Lithium-ion batteries are like humans – they don’t like to be too cold and they don’t like to be too hot. Achieving this equilibrium creates a problem for manufacturers working on...
  •   Companies using cloud technology are accessing software that they previously did not have the bandwidth to support. Teams that are collaborating on common data in the cloud are gaining...